Monthly Archives: September 2010

In Depth: trigger editions

Ffotogallery is pleased to introduce Sarah Trigg who will have a stall this years Book Arts Fayre. Sarah will be launching her new artists book as well as holding a bookmark making workshop. She will be using old withdrawn library books to create bookmarks, and for only £1.50 everyone can get involved and create their own!

Sarah has created these bookmarks previously as seen above for the UWE Infiltrating the library project. To find out more about this project


In Depth: bookRoom

Agree/Disagree/Not Sure, by Allan Forrester Parker

The bookRoom is a research cluster based and funded by The University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham, including members of staff from the photography and arts departments.

Formed in 2004 and led by Anna Fox and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, the bookRoom engages in a critical analysis of the development of the book, the magazine or published work as a vehicle for artistic representation posing questions on key issues about design, structure and editorial control. Interest lies in the evolution of the book, made by artists, designers and photographers evolving into more conventional publishing such as monographs and illustrated books. Particular interest lies in the role of the photographic book as an autonomous art form and the role of the photographer, as designer, writer and publishers.

Personal interest in bookRoom for me lies in the relationship between photographer and the re-presentation of their work in book form, and how the design, writing and publishing affects the reading of the works.

The bookRoom engages in the creation of photographic book and has published works from staff and students predominantly in the photography department.


In Depth: Shoe Tales

We are pleased to announce Shoe Tales will be attending.

The Shoe Tales project documents connections between people and their footwear, and play with the art of letter writing and sending messages through the post.
Blank postcards have been left around a variety of public spaces up and down the country, with brief instructions on how to tell a Shoe Tale, and the address to post your contribution to.
The postcards recieved tell tales of borrowed, old, beautiful, ugly, well travelled, impractical, prized, oversized and never worn shoes, to name a few. Shoes left behind in childhood. Shoes with a memory or moment attached to them. What is your most memorable pair of shoes?

This is a communal project that anyone can be involved in and enjoy.   In this instance, the diverse range of postcards contributed create one big story about people and their shoes, conjured by many memories, imaginations and voices from all over the world.

Ellen Hembrow

In Depth: Salford Zine Library

We are pleased to announce the attendance of:

Salford Zine Library was formed in January 2010 and aims to showcase and share creative work in the self-published form. The archive sources work through contacting practitioners, poster campaigns and word of mouth. They currently hold over 1400 publications, selection of which will be shown at our upcoming Book Arts Fayre on 9th October.

Salford Zine Library at Durham Art Gallery

What particularly interests me is that there is no curatorship. Craig John Barr and Matthew Walkerdine are the self-publishing artists who run it, and they don’t wish to be arbiters of taste. The library is completely inclusive, working on a donations basis, and they welcome submissions.

To submit your work to Salford Zine Library you can post work to: Salford Zine Library 48 Landos Court, Gunson Street, Manchester M40 7WT Email-

PIY fair in Paris this weekend

Today is the first day of Publish It Yourself, a two-day event held at Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz ( 16 rue Charles VII, 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne. tel 01 48 71 90 07.)

This partly curated, partly open submission event and catalogue is a platform for a wide range of photographic book publishers, set up by Laurent Champoussin and Laurence Vecten. There are some amazing photographers and works in the selection, even including previous BAF contributors, Preston is My Paris and Doubleplusgood Books! We’re really sad we can’t be there, although very happy to have picked up some French…Auto-publiés!

In Depth: See You Soon

See You Soon is a beautiful 96 page book filled with 60 color photographs and a mixture of English and Japanese text documenting a partnership made in London after a late night chance meeting.

The book reads like a visual diary of these two lovers, who spend their time in a Peckham flat, sometimes going out, sometimes reading, at peace with each others company. Filled with a mixture intimate moments shared by the couple and details of everyday life in the flat, it gives us a real incite into the few months this couple spent together.

Rhodri Brooks

Pop-up library/exhibition

This November, Café Royal Books are curating an exhibition of short-run and independently published books and zines, at a yet to be named gallery in the North West of England. The show will last two weeks and will include a ‘pop-up’ library, open to the public, with a librarian. All the titles on show will be catalogued and available to the public on a reference-only basis. For submission details, email Craig at Café Royal Books. They have also handily listed all the publications they will be showing, here.